Is a restart REALLY required after an upgrade?
news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Apr 12 15:53:49 UTC 2006
Andrew Zajac wrote:
> On 4/12/06, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>> fact, you won't get it if you use apt-get or aptitude to do your
> Are you sure? When I run apt-get, the notification icon turns grey. I am
> pretty sure that I have installed a kernel via the command line and
> gotten the "restart required" icon appropriately.
Doh. Of course you're right. It's not important how the apt cache was
updated. You need the appropriate notification app running, though. I do
my updates solely with aptitude, don't run update-notifier, and
consequently it's up to me to determine when I need to reboot.
I can't say I've ever had a problem with _not_ rebooting after a dbus
update - you just don't actually get new dbus functionality until you do,
just like with a kernel update.
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